Browser is the term used for a program that's used to display web pages. It comes from the phrase "browse the Internet".

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How to make Firefox and Chromium play video in tab instead of downloading?

I am wondering is there special plugin needed? For chrome it is fine as the video immediately play inside the tab (streaming) instead of asking me to download it.
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Chrome browser error messages

While running Chrome browser, I receive error messages stating this page has become unresponsive and asks me to wait or kill the page. How do I stop this from happening? I have Windows XP.
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Page image half blocked on my laptop

There is this site that generates images and graphs based on the data user enters. The images arent displaying well - they are half blocked - i'm able to see only half the image (but the page says all ...
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Is there a browser / plugin / app to auto-reload page and show differences?

Is there a browser / plugin / app to auto-reload page and show differences between previous content and new (between 2 loads or from first one to last). The differences ideally should be shown for a ...
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IE8 will not load certain sites

I have an issue with our corporate build whereby a select few websites (unfortunately I cannot name them) are causing problems because they simply will not load. There are no error messages we simply ...
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Browser Extension to count and show data downloaded

Is there a browser extension to show the amount of data downloaded, and to group it by each website? For example: Total Data Download 50MB. Youtube.com 30MB Google.com 20MB
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Command line switch to start chromium under a profile

I have two users created in Chromium, user A and user B. Is there a command line option to start Chromium with the user you want?
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Can't get extensions or scripts to install in Chrome

As the title says, I can't seem to get Chrome to install extensions or scripts. I can seem to get extensions from the webstore to install, but nothing else seems to work. It just downloads a copy of ...
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All my downloaded files are opening in emacs. How can I fix this?

If I download something in Google Chrome or in Firefox and then click on that file to open it, it opens in Emacs. How can I fix this? Even if I click on "Show in folder", then too, the folder opens up ...
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rotated vertical tabs for chrome or firefox

Is there any way to get vertical tabs in firefox or chrome? And not just tabs on the side (which looks stupid) but to actually have them rotated -90 degrees on the left ( or 90 degrees on the right)? ...
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When a website takes a long time to come up, why does the “cached page” (by Google) do the same thing?

The title explains it... I don't understand why "cached" web pages take just as long to come up as the pages themselves; why does this happen?
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Backtrack 5 R2 can't browse in firefox

I download and install backtrack 5R2 in virtual machine at network mode NAT. Than I start run backtrack and in Wicd network manager and it says that is connected to network, also can ping google ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 web browsers do not render some fonts

I tried opening page which uses this font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Poiret+One however my web-browser whether it's chrome or firefox doesn't render it and just shows simple font (I thinks ...
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OSX 10.4.11 connected usb dongle to internet but no web access, wifi ok any browser

I have a macbook running 10.4.11 and can connect to the internet using a BT dongle (ZTEUSB Modem) but cannot access any websites through any browser. I have ditched preference files, in fact anything ...
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Does there exist a good “mobile browser” for use on a PC?

As many people I guess, I sometimes have to browse the web on a slow computer (in my case, a little netbook) and find it really slow. On the other hand, people can browse the web quite fluently with ...
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how can I set only a specific browser like chrome, to use all the 100% bandwidth? windows xp

how can I set only a specific browser like chrome, to use all the 100% bandwidth? windows xp. Is there any method to direct the internet only for a specific browser or application? I also want to ...
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Google(.com) stops loading sometimes

I've got a problem - google.com stops loading sometimes. I'm mostly using Chrome on Windows Vista. When this problem appears, I still can access it in other domains (say, google.ru or google.nl); ...
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Script to automate browser visitng a URL action and its logging action

I want to do something as below. There is a website on our office intranet network. It is based in one LAN segment of our office in other location different from where I am based. We are facing the ...
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Disable history search from Chrome Omnibar

I'm using Google Chrome and I'm wondering if there's a way to disable items from my history appearing in the dropdown when I search or type a URL? I'd like to keep saving my history in the browser, ...
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Opening multiple web links causes pages to 404 or timeout

I'm using chrome/firefox on windows 7, on fiber, at the office. When browsing the web and opening multiple concurrent pages some of them will 404, timeout, or hang. This doesn't seem to happen to ...
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All Browsers automatically go “back” in history

I am suffering from a strange behaviour of Windows XP on my HP Pavilion DV2000 laptop: when I open any browser (Firefox, Chrome, IE, ...) it always automatically goes back to the previous page, until ...
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DNS resolution not working on Browsers but on Shell

Running dig/ping on any domain, give me correct ip. When I try to browse google.com in browser it does not work. When I pick the IP (via ping) and use it in browser, website open via IP fine. But ...
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Preventing apps to access info from wifi device?

Browsers like Chrome and Firefox can use my wifi device to get information about the surrounded APs and pin point my physical location using Google Location Services, I know these browser always ask ...
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Browser Stuck on Opening URL

All, On my desktop and laptop for the past three days at some point in the morning (between 10am-11am) all my browsers have been "taken over" by something. Whenever I open either Chrome, IE, or ...
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Getting ERR_DNS_FAIL when loading a local webserver page?

When I go to a page hosted on a machine on a local network, I get a "The page cannot be found" error with "ERR_DNS_FAIL" in the title. Any ideas what this is or why I am getting it on my computer? ...
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Is it possible to open a website using framebusting in a browser window in an app?

If a website uses framebusting is it possible to open it in a browser in an app? or does this conflict with each other? Would it matter on what mobile platform you try this?
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Unable to set default browser (always goes back to IE)

For some reason today my machine (XP SP3) will only use IE as my default browser. In chrome, when I click make chrome default, nothing happens. In firefox when I click the check now button firefox ...
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How to make OS X send LOCAL IP address in www request headers?

I need to be able to send the local IP address of a computer along with the headers when making requests to a website. Similar to the way you can get the _SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"] in php, but the local ...
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Google Chrome on Mac and localhost issues

Just wondering, has anyone installed Google Chrome on Mac OSX and can no longer connect to localhost websites? I've just installed Google Chrome, only change I've made and all my browsers can no ...
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simulate(trigger) CTRL key press with click event

I am working on some kind of script. It needs to remain on the same tab when performing click event but clicked link should open in new tab. I can use Ctrl + Click but how to press CTRL ...
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Window 10 freezes when open any browser

Few days back I got issue with all browsers. Whenever I open any browser window fully freezes. But when I close browser it works normal. I tried with safemode but problem still there. Only Microsoft ...
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How to refresh blank bookmark favicons in chrome

I encounter a problem which I saw blank favicons in my bookmarks. I use Windows 7, Version 46.0.2490.86 m. I searched for other question on this subject and tried their solutions without success.
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Is there any shortcut key for opening browser in windows 8.1?

My problem is on how to open the browser in windows 8.1 using shortcut keys. But I searched in google but it not give any correct results.
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Default browser on window

I have a question about the default browser on Window OS. When I uninstall the current default browser, after that what is the default browser on window if I don't make default browser for other ...
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How does Trusteer Rapport install itself in all my browsers?

Like so many people, I am forced to install Trusteer Rapport to use the online platform of my bank. I ran the installer and now Trusteer Rapport is installed in all my browsers: Internet Explorer, ...
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Use Firefox to open an external program and pass the URL as a parameter, ie click to stream with MPC

I'm looking for an add-on or another way to have Firefox (or Chrome or anything else really) open an external program when clicking on certain links and send the URL I clicked to that program. I know ...
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chrome not loading one website

I've been trying to connect to a single website (usepanda.com) all day in Chrome. I've tried connecting with two entirely different internet connections. I've checked with the websites that see if ...
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GitHub Not Accessible for any browser

I can't access https://github.com/ website. I have try all browser. but, it is not run site. I get server not found error. Why is not run Only github site?
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Some of the websites are displaying in text only

I'm experiencing this problem in my computer for three days. Most of the sites are displaying in the text only in any of the browsers I use: IE, Firefox, Chrome. The sites I frequently use are: Imdb, ...
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What are these tab icons in Chrome? I didn't specify either

Both pages are identical .php files except for different <h1> text. But when displayed through forwarding one looks like this: the other looks like .
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How can I converse with people on Facebook using an email client and no browser?

I don't like Facebook for a host of reasons, and have avoided setting up an account. However, I'm under pressure to do so because of group communications which are taking place on Facebook solely, in ...
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The wrong Microsoft Translator web address appears in Internet history

I have noticed in my Internet history an entry for Microsoft Translate - microsofttranslator.com - but the link is broken. Why has this appeared? Is it linked to a page which has a language it is ...
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How do I setup a shortcut for “change default download folder”?

In OS X, I want to setup a keyboard shortcut to change my default Google Chrome download location instead of digging through the settings every time. How can I do this?
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All Browsers Stop Working but can still ping & use email

I'm using XP SP 3. From time to time my browsers stop working - unable to connect to site - firefox, chrome & IE all the same. Outlook email still works can send & receive. Can ping sites. ...
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What options are available for file:// in the Firefox address bar?

Can I narrow the results of the file:// entry in the Firefox address bar? More specifically, can I add wildcards and/or filetypes? I'd like to have the same ability as Windows Explorer in my browser. ...
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Pausing a Downloading File in Google Chrome and Hibernate the System, will it resume?

I'm downloading a large .rar file in GOOGLE CHROME but I don't want to leave my system powered on over night. I'm planning to pause and hibernate the system so that when I switch it back on, I can ...
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download file directly from http server

I would like to download a large file(s) from a web server given x.x.x.x:80 Usually wget and/or curl would suffice but I do not have a directory/to/file.zip to download, all I have is an IP. Any ...
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Pictures and Menus aren't loading correctly on certain CNN pages, ABC

Loading content from CNN on my windows 7 computer, and the images/menus on some webpages do not appear correct. (e.g., CNN and ABC page) Other pages seem fine (e.g., CNN homepage) I'm running an ...
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War on ads: Stop IE11 from even requesting Javascript files

There is a point when enough is enough. And it is now. Ads, vids, pop up, hover, cover, whizz-bang doodle bling and autoplay … I can't stand it any more. With HTML5, this ad crap has become a plight ...
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browser loading by itself, and redirecting

My HP laptop loads internet browser by itself, then loads multiple pages and refreshes the page over and over. this laptop has been worked on by Geek Squad but they have not been able to fix it. Even ...